Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 66606 77486
366606, 677486


Mid 19th century. Single storey group of 4 pairs of

identical mirrored cottages, arranged in U-plan

configuration, with attic storey breaking eaves. Roughly

squared and snecked pink sandstone with grey ashlar

stugged dressings. Angles of 2 and 3, and 6 and 7


FRONT ELEVATION: mirrored pairs, doorways to outer bays

with penticed slab porches, windows to inner bays, 2

small central windows to ground floor only, piend-roofed

dormerheads to attic windows. End gable of Nos 1 and 8

linked into rear wings; blind arched recess in gable


REAR ELEVATIONS: 2 narrow window bays at centre flanked

by gabled extensions. Doorways inserted at nos 2, 3, 5

and 6.

Lying-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows,

with small-pane to rear windows and plate glass to small

front windows. Grey slates; coped ashlar ridge stacks at

centre to front elevations with gable wallhead stacks at


Statement of Special Interest

Listed C(S) for group relationship as unusual and

relatively unspoilt example of model farm cottages of

Improvement period. Farm steading to N not included in

current listing. U-plan cottages shown on 1854 map of




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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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